28 Mar


The smell of the freshly lit campfire,

the firework sound of the crackling cedar,

sadly muffled and shadowed by talking

from this sideshow circus’ ringleader.

Rehashing conversations from the past

always starts with a “Hey, remember when?”

Yes. Just like we did last time you were drunk

please, why must I have to relive this again?

I’m practically forced to crack a stupid grin

acting like I’ve never heard this version before,

why don’t you just write it into a book bro

and we can call it “Distorted Tales -N- Folklore”

Shall we try and mix this game up a bit?

Give this tired ole story a break for a while,

let’s create and imagine a bogus fantasy world

as phony as yours, yet sculpted with artistic style.

Dude, I hate to sound like a buzzkill party pooper,

but we’ve heard this more than our ears can allow,

it was not that cool back when it actually happened

or we would be doing the same damn thing right now.



© 2018 Joseph Emerson @


Posted by on March 28, 2018 in poetry, Uncategorized, writing


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20 responses to “rerun

  1. Kae Bucher

    March 27, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Ha!… love that

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rothpoetry

    March 27, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Amazing how repetition sounds when you are sober! Old stories get real old after awhile! I loved the feel of being around the campfire!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. pvcann

    March 28, 2018 at 12:20 am


    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jhavinder Thakur

    March 28, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Wonderful post 👌❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. E. Michael Helms, writer

    March 28, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Good stuff, Joseph. Really enjoyed this! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Joseph Emerson

      March 28, 2018 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you so much. I appreciate you stopping by and I am so glad that you enjoyed this. 👍

      Liked by 1 person

  6. phantomzedi

    March 29, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    fantastically written, the words and their flow is perfect, thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. moorezart

    March 31, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jay Kaushal

    April 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Ouch! That hurt. 😉

    Liked by 1 person


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